Fire fighters make progress on fires
Feather Publishing8/17/2010 8:00 a.m. Update
The four fires that make up the Caribou Complex on the Plumas National Forest are now 100% contained. The fires burned a total of 95 acres.
Traffic control on Hwy 70 in the Feather River Canyon will be in place at the beginning and ending of the day shift due to suppression equipment and personnel in roadway. Delays will be minimal.
This will be the last update on these fires. 8/16/20105:30 a.m. Update
Fire activity was minimal over-night. Crews will continue to improve fire lines and mop up today.Today, the overall containment for all four fires is 95%. Full containment is expected tomorrow, August 17.
Firefighting resources for today includes: 2 helicopters, 16 engines, and 4 Hotshot Type 1 crews, 4 Type 2 hand crews, and 3 water tenders. Release of some firefighting resources will also begin today.
Hwy 70 is open with one-way traffic controls and a pilot car escort for a short one-mile stretch of highway where fire equipment will be working. Motorists should expect brief delays. Please use caution when driving through the fire area.
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